EdgeConneXEdgeConneX® proudly announced its new partnership with the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE) this week to build a remote MICE node in its Minneapolis Edge Data Center® (EDC), available for service in Q4 of 2015. EdgeConneX is offering a new diverse dark fiber path that will securely connect the newly commissioned MICE node in its EDC to the MICE Core Switch located in Downtown East Minneapolis’ 511 Building, providing a new access point to MICE and its participating networks.

EdgeConneX’s Minneapolis EDC customers will now be able to access MICE’s Bilateral and Multilateral Peering Services as well as Direct Content Services from leading CDN and content providers. With direct connections to MICE from EdgeConneX’s strategically located Minneapolis EDC, providers can mitigate traffic latency by bypassing Chicago to ensure the fastest and most reliable physical delivery of content to local-market consumers.

This partnership comes at a critical time as global IP traffic approaches the zettabyte threshold, and helps fill the void for connectivity and performance demands where major providers fall short. EdgeConneX’s partnership with MICE will help fulfill local-market consumer needs to advance Internet connectivity at the Edge in the twin cities region.

To learn more about the EdgeConneX and MICE partnership, read the full release here.